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Old 12-13-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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18v impact drivers?

Hey any of you use one of the new 18v impact drivers that everyone seems to be making now? I have a Ryobi lithium set and am contemplating getting the impact driver to go along with it for small jobs on the jeep. You got any input?

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Old 12-13-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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They are great. I work at the Depot and I used one to help assemble our parade float last week. It was the same one you are talking about. A lot of people give Ryobi a bad name, but I think their power tools are some of the best for the money.

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No experience with the new 18v impact, but I did have a 3/8 drive electric Ryobi when I worked on cars. Worked great, lasted longer than my snap-on impact... No problems with Ryobi here. I am glade you posted this though, I have been thinking about getting an electric 3/8 and 1/2 impact rather than go through the trouble of hooking up an air tank, compressor, water seperator, oiler etc. in my garage
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they are handy, and work great. but they don't replace air impacts. less than half the power.
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I bid on a ryobi lithium 18v impact on ebay tonight. I figure if not for anything else it'd be good for taking off lugnuts and putting in wood screws on household projects.
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Can't speak for the 18v, but I have used a 19.2v Snap On impact and it works like a dream. Of course at $500 it damn well better.
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the dewalt 18v is awesome......get the grinder also......great for trail repairs if youve got a welder
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the dewalt 18v is awesome......get the grinder also......great for trail repairs if youve got a welder
Everyone can have a cheap trail welder. 3 batteries, 3 sets of cables and some rod and you're good to go.
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the dewalt 18v xrp series kick butt..

i got damn near every dewalt tool except the 32v series they got

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